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'Swift Justice' remains syndie's top first-run rookie

Off-net 'Mother' climbs to secure its overall freshman lead
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CBS
Television Distribution's Swift Justice with
Nancy Grace
remains syndication's top first-run rookie in the week ending
Oct. 3, improving 8% from the prior week to a 1.4 live plus same day national household
rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. Nancy's ratings spiked 23% to a 1.6 on Sept. 27 with a show that had
Grace mediating a situation in which a home was broken into and looted by a
gang of ten-year-old kids.

Sony's Nate Berkus remained flat at a 1.0.

Twentieth's
Don't Forget the Lyrics sank 11% to a
0.8 in its second week. Entertainment Studios' America's Court with Judge Ross was unchanged at a 0.4.

Meanwhile,
in 13 metered markets, NBC Universal's Access
Hollywood Live
was even with its prior session at a 0.8/3, improving 33%
among women 18-34 in the week ending Oct. 10. Litton's Judge Karen, which is not yet nationally rated, was flat at a 0.7/2
weighted average in 38 metered markets.

Among
the new off-net and off-cable shows, Twentieth's How I Met Your Mother climbed 5% to a 2.2, allowing it to retain
its title as this season's top-rated new syndicated show. Debmar-Mercury's Meet the Browns was flat at a 1.3, while
the syndicator's E! True Hollywood Story
spiked 25% to a 1.0. Disney-ABC's Ugly
Betty
gained 13% to a 0.9. Warner Bros.' off-HBO Entourage was unchanged at a 0.7, tying the syndicator's Curb Your Enthusiasm, which dropped 13%.
NBCU's off-Bravo Real Housewives remained
at a -0.5 in households, although it spiked 33% among women 18-34. Ratings were
not available for Warner Bros.' New
Adventures of Old Christine
.

Among
the veterans, all of the court shows, led by CTD's Judge Judy, improved year to year. Judy tied with CTD's Oprah
as daytime's top show at a 4.5. Judy held
steady for the week and gained 10% over last year.

In
second place, CTD's Judge Joe Brown
was up 5% week to week and 11% year to year to a 2.1. Warner Bros.' People's Court was unchanged at a 1.9,
and up 6% from last year. Warner Bros.' Judge
Mathis
increased 13% for both the week and the year to a 1.7. Twentieth's Judge Alex added 8% for the week and 17%
for the year to a 1.4. Twentieth's Divorce
Court
gained 8% for the week and year to a 1.3. Warner Bros.' Judge Jeanine Pirro came in last, flat
at a 1.0, but up 11% from last year.

In talk, Oprah inched up 2% to a 4.5, but was off
10% from last year at this time. CTD's Dr.
Phil
slipped 4% to a second place 2.4. Disney-ABC's Live with Regis and Kelly also was down 4% to 2.3, tying Sony's Dr. Oz, which was flat. NBCU's Maury and Warner Bros' Ellen DeGeneres each were flat at a 2.0.
CTD's The Doctors and CTD's Rachael Ray each held steady at 1.6 and
1.5, respectively. NBCU's Steve Wilkos
dropped 7% to a 1.3, tying NBCU's Jerry Springer,
which rose 8%. Debmar-Mercury's Wendy
Williams
trailed with a 1.1, up 10%.

Game
shows were quiet. CTD's Wheel of Fortune,
syndication's top-rated show in households, was flat at a 6.4, while CTD's Jeopardy! was down 2% to a 5.4. Disney-ABC's
Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Debmar-Mercury's
Family Feud each were unchanged at
2.2 and 1.5, respectively. Twentieth's Are
You Smarter than a Fifth Grader
tumbled 31% to a 0.9.

Among
magazines, CTD's Entertainment Tonight
was flat at a 3.9. CTD's Inside Edition
edged ahead 3% to a 3.0. Warner Bros.'TMZ
increased 5% to a 2.0. CTD's The Insider
remained at a 1.8, tying NBCU's Access
Hollywood
, which fell 5%. Warner Bros.' Extra
remained flat at a 1.7, although its weekend edition hit a 1.2, up 9% for the
week and 33% for the year.

Among
the veteran off-net sitcoms, Warner Bros.' Two
and a Half Men
climbed 2% to a 5.4. Twentieth's Family Guy tacked on 4% to a 2.9. CTD's Everybody Loves Raymond also was up 4% to 2.7, tying Warner Bros.' My Wife and Kids, which improved 8%. NBCU's
The Office rallied 13% to a 2.6. Sony's
Seinfeld notched up 4% to a 2.5.
Warner Bros.' George Lopez lost 4% to
a 2.3 and Twentieth's King of the Hill
was flat at a 2.1.

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